Residential Landscape Galleries
Tour some of New Mexico’s great residential landscapes in the galleries below. From the “hardscaping” backbones of the projects to the rich plant colors and textures, you’ll find ideas for your own professionally designed and installed Hilltop landscape.
A custom-designed and built home in the exclusive ‘Canyons at High Desert’ posed the challenge of creating a landscape to match. The client requested a showy entry and a backyard designed for entertaining their guests.
The owner of this house in High Desert complained of a small, hot west-facing back yard that nobody in the family cared to spend time in! The clients desired shade and an extended patio for an outdoor living area where they could entertain guests.
The foothills of the Sandia Mountains offer challenges to building and landscaping appropriately. This homeowner had an unimproved sloping backyard facing southwest that was very hot. Rabbits would eat anything they tried to plant.
This Placitas landscape was redone to accommodate a new circular driveway (not an easy task on this sloping site). The new design was required to retain the slopes and create a sophisticated entry to the house.
The owner of this home in the UNM area needed to have the landscaping upgraded in both the front and back yards. They were ready to reduce the size of lawn and low-maintenance was the main requirement.
Looking at this front yard you would never guess the client received a substantial xeric rebate from the City of Albuquerque Water Authority for removing over 2,000 square feet of lawn. The rebate was applied to their subsequent water bills.
This West Mesa home has spectacular views overlooking the Petroglyphs toward downtown Albuquerque. The client was concerned about privacy of the back porch and had a substantial list of features to be accommodated in the landscape design, including a shade structure.